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by indianakid
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100 clutch lock nut
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 1983 gl1100 clutch lock nut

Sorry to say that I do not have nor could I find it on the internet or this web site. This site should create a section for information like this. It would be beneficial to have the size of the nut documented so a proper tool can be obtained / made. I found some sockets on the web that provided dime...
by indianakid
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: removed rear wheel and right rear Shock separated
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: removed rear wheel and right rear Shock separated

the shock pictured on the truck bed is not a factory honda shock. the air inlet is coming from the side of the body. honda shocks have the inlet on the top fitting................
by indianakid
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: spark plug wire replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: spark plug wire replacement

the coil and the plug cap both have a threaded pintle in the center where the wire is inserted. on the coil there is a threaded ferrule that is slid on the wire before the wire is inserted into the coil. once installed the ferrule is threaded into place making a water tight connection. on the cap si...
by indianakid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Gl1100 Rear Seal Pushing itself our
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: 1983 Gl1100 Rear Seal Pushing itself our

the case is machined so that the bearing is pressed from the inside up against a shoulder. the seal is pressed into the case from the outside. there is nothing that would push the seal out as long as everything is per print. that said it seems to be a size issue since the OP stated that the seal wen...
by indianakid
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine hot, water in radiator neck is cold. Doesn't appear to have circulation
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Engine hot, water in radiator neck is cold. Doesn't appear to have circulation

you could easily remove the housing (2 bolts) from in front of the pump and after draining the coolant will be able to see the pump impeller. verify the fins are intact. if it is Bakelite it is the original to the bike. tap the starter to verify it turns ( it could have locked up and snapped off the...
by indianakid
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 interstate Igniton Coils
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: 83 interstate Igniton Coils

Honda uses the same cover on the final drive fill and the stator bolt cover on the gl1100. it is also used as the tappet cover on ct70, cb175, cb750 sohc and a bunch of others.
by indianakid
Thu May 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981

could not find a good pic of a '81 but here is one of a '78 single piston caliper very similar to yours showing the spring installed. hope this helps.
by indianakid
Wed May 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981

you should inspect the caliper bracket. on the 81 the pads are held in position in the bracket and there is not enough clearance between the rotor and the bracket for the pad to fit through even with all friction material worn away. i am hoping that the pads were not worn down to the metal. the spri...
by indianakid
Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 broken bleeder screws
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: GL1100 broken bleeder screws

yes that has been done..... however it is normally done because the bleeder is stuck and cant be removed and is not leaking. since you mentioned "plugged" i am assuming that it is leaking some what. i hope that is not the case. with the caliper removed and a block of wood or spacer of some kind betw...
by indianakid
Wed May 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 broken bleeder screws
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: GL1100 broken bleeder screws

same problem different part........ calipers are a little more of a challenge as the bleeder screw is steel and having to fixture the caliper to align the the bleeder with the axis of the quill. other than that it is the same. see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=51223
by indianakid
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hate it when this happens
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Hate it when this happens

it is not too difficult if you have a mill (or take it to a machine shop / job shop). using another carb with a needle that can be removed so measurements can be made on how deep and what diameters can be drilled. with the carb body clamped on the mill table indicate center of the broken screw. (not...
by indianakid
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tensioner bolt problem....
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Tensioner bolt problem....

rotate the engine to TDC with the cam sprockets / pulley aligned. remove the cam sprocket and belt. this should give you enough room to use a pair of vise grips to remove the bolt. dont rotate engine until the sprocket / pulley is replaced and new belt installed. make sure the tensioner roller is in...
by indianakid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '82 vs '83 speedo threads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: '82 vs '83 speedo threads

"And many a broken speedometer from it."

...... Urban Legend ...........

Unless the rider was just paying too much attention to the speedo and crashed into a tree..... That could result in a broken speedometer.....
by indianakid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: engine stall
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: engine stall

Did you check the kill switch ??????
by indianakid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: mixture screw adjustment tool
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: mixture screw adjustment tool

I have tried a few of the of the shelf angle adjusters but none worked to my satisfaction or their cost. So I made my own. It has a closed angle so it is easy to get under the carbs and hold in place. I designed a collar around the screw driver bit to keep it centered on the mixture screw (limiter c...
by indianakid
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Left storage pocket cover.
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Left storage pocket cover.

to keep it simple and clean you could use Paraffin wax (candle wax). speaking of clean you could also use a bar of soap. I have use both on snaps and zippers on leather jackets to keep them moving smooth.
by indianakid
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel feed when trying to start
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: No fuel feed when trying to start

OK.... To clear the confusion there are choke butterflys. They can be seen with a mirror in the plenum looking through the screens. There is enough travel in the choke knob to fully actuate the choke butterflys. If it is stiff it could be the friction adjustment..... check this post... https://goldw...
by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The other hole?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: The other hole?

OK....... better have another beer because I have to tell you that yes it can be !!!

that is exactly what it is. here is a page from the owners manual.

Owners Manual
Owners Manual

by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?

With the engine out it is a good time to check the Pulse Generators (pick ups) and that the mechanical and vacuum advance are working properly. With the engine in the frame the swing arm needs to be removed for access. It is also a good time to clean the pick up screen for the oil pump. This can be ...
by indianakid
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Airing up a set of forks question
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Do you have a regulator on your air compressor ? If so turn the pressure down to 15 psi and get er done. Some times you just have to shoot the engineer and get on with production !!!
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Starter Clutch

When the Pole / Lug on the Rotor passes the Pole on the PG the ignition system generates a spark. When timed correctly this will occur at "F1" ( "F2" for the other PG) crank position.
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Starter Clutch

Yes ! That looks much better. For a more accurate "static timing" set the crank to "F1" and verify the poles are aligned. To get any better than that you will need a timing light and a sight plug for the timing port so you can check / set the timing with the engine running.